Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 99191
"AP Out of Range" error with Orinoco wireless kernel module
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:55:41 EDT
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Description of problem:
An error was introduced with the Orinoco Wireless module in the latest
2.4.20-18.9 kernel from RHN.
Since installing the new kernel I've been losing my wireless TCP/IP connection
soon after booting my laptop. The connection works for a while and then fails
with the following error in /var/log/messages.
Jul 15 07:42:38 localhost kernel: eth0: New link status: AP Out of Range (0004)
The condition does not clear itself, or by removing the card and forcing the
modules to unload. I need to reboot the machine to clear the problem.
My wireless connection has been working fine since I installed RH 9. This
system is fully patched from RHN. The problem did not start until the latest
kernel was installed. I can clear the problem by backing out to the previous
Here is my "lsmod":
[root@localhost root]# lsmod
Module Size Used by Not tainted
ide-cd 35712 0 (autoclean)
cdrom 33728 0 (autoclean) [ide-cd]
orinoco_cs 5556 1
orinoco 39724 0 [orinoco_cs]
autofs 13268 0 (autoclean) (unused)
hermes 8068 0 [orinoco_cs orinoco]
ds 8680 2 [orinoco_cs]
yenta_socket 13632 2
pcmcia_core 57216 0 [orinoco_cs ds yenta_socket]
microcode 4668 0 (autoclean)
ad1848 28588 1
sound 74228 1 [ad1848]
soundcore 6404 4 [sound]
keybdev 2976 0 (unused)
mousedev 5556 3
hid 22244 0 (unused)
input 5856 0 [keybdev mousedev hid]
usb-uhci 26412 0 (unused)
usbcore 79040 1 [hid usb-uhci]
ext3 70784 2
jbd 51892 2 [ext3]
Please contact me if you need additional information.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.install the 2.4.20-18.9 kernal on a laptop with an Orinoco PCMCIA card
Actual Results: The TCP/IP connection goes dead, with the error "kernel: eth0:
New link status: AP Out of Range (0004)" in /var/log/messages.
Expected Results: The wireless connection should not fail.
I see some activity on the kernal lists and wireless list when I google about
this error. You guys may have installed a bad patch.
I have experienced the same problem, but in my case the network connection
is restored after a few seconds. The system logs messages like:
eth3: New link status: AP Out of Range (0004)
eth3: New link status: AP In Range (0005)
I am using kernel-2.4.20-20.9, Orinoco Gold Card and Linksys WAP11 AP.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
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